Oak and maple trees provide a picturesque backdrop for your wood shake roof, but their leaves make roof maintenance a nightmare for homeowners. Foliage might accumulate in your gutters, causing water to spill onto your siding and possibly seep into your home’s foundation. This makes frequent gutter cleaning necessary, but not all homeowners have the time for such a time-consuming chore.
Hiring someone to clean your gutters is always an option, but that wouldn’t be cost-effective in the long-run. Instead, most homeowners install gutter protection to keep foliage and other debris from entering and jamming their gutters.
But there are various types of gutter protection and even more brands. Safe Harbor Roofing LLC, a top roofing contractor in the state, you install a micro-mesh gutter screen, like Gutterglove®. These screens have several advantages over other forms of gutter protection.
Blocks Debris Better
Foam gutter inserts and gutter brushes also block debris from entering your gutters, but smaller debris can pass right through their porous material and bristles. Micro-mesh gutter screens, on the other hand, have holes as small as 50 microns diameter that can even prevent something as small as shingle particles from passing through.
You might be tempted to choose a more interesting option like a reverse curve-surface tension gutter system. The idea behind them is that water sticks to the surface and can be guided to flow into the gutters. However, some homeowners have questioned their effectiveness. Debris can sometimes block the opening, causing water to spill onto your siding.
When it comes to keeping your gutters debris-free, mesh screens are the safe bet. And if you’ve decided to install a mesh screen, hire a reputable contractor to do it. Safe Harbor Roofing LLC offers roofing and siding installation services. To get a free estimate, call (913) 800-6181 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Shawnee and Kansas City as well as other parts of Kansas.